Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Texas BON attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about March 5, 2019, and March 6, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to label, store and process a urine specimen for a patient within clinical standards of practice. The RN submitted a urine sample to the lab that had been sitting out at room temperature since the previous day. Subsequently, the patient needed to return to provide a new urine sample. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from inaccurate clinical diagnoses made using an inappropriate specimen.
In response to the incident, the RN states that a urine sample was accidentally left out overnight and the very next morning, she brought it to the lab. The RN states that later the same day, the patient returned and gave a new fresh specimen. The RN states that she made a mistake because she was only thinking of how to achieve the end goal as quickly as possible.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases over the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.